Yesterday morning, I read something online about making a donation in mom's honor. I searched the web and my brain for a great organization or idea to give to that meant something to moms. But, I came up not empty - but just not with the idea I was looking for.
Then, God reminded me of Becky. We went to the same Christian school and I've known her family for years! I stumbled upon her blog recently and noticed that she and her husband are in the process of adopting a little boy from Ethiopia.
Tears came to my eyes as I realized I could help give someone the gift of motherhood this year for Mother's Day. What would the moms in my life love more than knowing how much I love them and that I want to honor them by sharing the gift of mothering with another?
I quickly ordered my bags from Becky's blog and e-mailed her a short note. From her blog:
There are 143,000,000 orphans in this world. Too many to count.
Too many to comprehend.But in 18 months, THERE WILL BE ONE LESS.143,000,000 (-) 1It's just one, but this one is so important to us.
Go here to read the story behind the bags and the powerful message they include: 143 million MINUS one. One bag is $12 which will help give the gift of motherhood!
I know I'm a little late in coming up with this idea - but God just gave me the idea yesterday and He is NEVER late! The bags won't be to you before Mother's Day - but I made up a little card you can print off and share with your loved ones if you are able to donate.
You can click this picture to enlarge and print or insert it as a clip art or photo into Microsoft Word and re-size as needed.
Since I've already ordered bags for the moms in my life - I'd like to offer one up here as a giveaway! Here are the ways you can enter:
* leave a comment on this post - telling me your plans for Mother's Day, what you're doing for your mom or your best Mother's Day memory
* for two more entries - you can post about this on your blog, Facebook or Twitter
* for five more entries, order your own bag from Becky! Let me know in a comment that you ordered from her or made a donation.
Comments will be accepted until 10pm EST Friday, May 7, 2010. Winner will be announced on or before Mother's Day!
PS: Becky also takes great pictures! If you live in Colorado Springs - you can contact her about taking your photos for a donation to their adoption fund!